Lowkey date bars with great music?
Looking for bars in Lower Manhattan that are intimate but lowkey (i.e., no crazy, expensive cocktails or over-the-top romantic atmosphere), and that play great, eclectic music -- indie rock, 70's soul, 80's, Bowie, oldies, etc. Suggestions?
Beauty Bar on 14th (I think around 2nd ave?) has a music selection similar to what you're searching for (they throw in some Motown, too depending on the DJ), and it's definitely low-key. It's a beauty salon but transformed into a bar and there's a dance party room in the back that can get pretty crowded. It's definitely fun and I'm pretty sure drinks aren't crazy expensive.
Intimate and low-key? Those are the last two words I'd ever use to describe BB. I made the horrifying mistake of going there for a friend's birthday, and it was so jam-packed and obnoxious that I didn't even order a drink...I bolted out of there within 5-minutes of walking in.